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  1. Content type: Research Article

    The People’s Republic of China (P.R. China) is the presumptive home range of the rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis, a major aetiological agent of human eosinophilic meningitis. We present a study of the ge...

    Authors: Shan Lv, Yi Zhang, Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:125

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Early detection and treatment of neuropathy in leprosy is important to prevent disabilities. A recent study showed that the Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Warm Detection Thresholds (WDT) tests can detect l...

    Authors: Inge Wagenaar, Erik Post, Wim Brandsma, Dan Ziegler, Moshiur Rahman, Khorshed Alam and Jan Hendrik Richardus

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:115

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  3. Content type: Short report

    Triatomines, also known as kissing bugs, which are found throughout the world and especially in Latin America, are well known natural vectors that transmit American trypanosomiasis, also called Chagas disease....

    Authors: Qin Liu, Yun-Hai Guo, Yi Zhang, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Liang-Liang Zhang, Dan Zhu and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:129

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Given the restricted distribution of Schistosoma mekongi in one province in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and two provinces in Cambodia, together with progress of the national control programmes aime...

    Authors: Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Somphou Sayasone, Virak Khieu, Robert Bergquist, Govert J. van Dam, Pytsje T. Hoekstra, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Beatrice Nickel, Hanspeter Marti, Jürg Utzinger, Sinuon Muth and Peter Odermatt

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:127

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    The nest flea index of Meriones unguiculatus is a critical indicator for the prevention and control of plague, which can be used not only to detect the spatial and temporal distributions of Meriones unguiculatus,...

    Authors: Hai-Wen Du, Yong Wang, Da-Fang Zhuang and Xiao-San Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:124

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by blood flukes. The disease is caused by an inflammatory reaction to parasite eggs retained in the liver, bladder and reproductive organs. According to 2017 World...

    Authors: Jutta Reinhard-Rupp and Katharina Klohe

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:122

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Please see Additional file 1 for translations of the abstract into the five official working languages of the United Nations.

    Authors: Benigno A. M. Rocha, Adriana O. Guilarde, Angela F. L. T. Argolo, Marianna Peres Tassara, Lucimeire A. da Silveira, Isabela C. Junqueira, Marília D. Turchi, Valéria C. R. Féres and Celina M. T. Martelli

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:116

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    In malaria endemic areas, infected blood donors serve as a source of infection to blood recipients, which may adversely affect their prognosis. This necessitates the proper screening of blood to be used for tr...

    Authors: Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Longdoh Anna Njunda, Beltine Tsamul, Shey Dickson Nsagha, Nguedia Jules-Clement Assob, Kukwah Anthony Tufon, Dilonga Henry Meriki and Enow George Orock

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:103

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Diarrhoeal diseases remain an important cause of mortality and morbidity among children, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In Senegal, diarrhoea is responsible for 15% of all deaths in children...

    Authors: Sokhna Thiam, Aminata N. Diène, Samuel Fuhrimann, Mirko S. Winkler, Ibrahima Sy, Jacques A. Ndione, Christian Schindler, Penelope Vounatsou, Jürg Utzinger, Ousmane Faye and Guéladio Cissé

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:109

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    In order to achieve the goal of malaria elimination, the Chinese government launched the National Malaria Elimination Programme in 2010. However, as a result of increasing cross-border population movements, th...

    Authors: Benyun Shi, Jinxin Zheng, Hongjun Qiu, Guo-Jing Yang, Shang Xia and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:108

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Malaria remains the most important cause of morbidity and mortality in Tanzania. However, its prevalence varies from area to area depending on various ecological, socio-economic and health system factors. This...

    Authors: Humphrey D. Mazigo, Susan F. Rumisha, Mercy G. Chiduo, Veneranda M. Bwana and Leonard E. G. Mboera

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:101

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    To avoid or mitigate potential project-related adverse health effects, the Trident copper project in Kalumbila, northwestern Zambia, commissioned a health impact assessment. HIV was identified a priority healt...

    Authors: Astrid M. Knoblauch, Mark J. Divall, Milka Owuor, Kennedy Nduna, Harrison Ng’uni, Gertrude Musunka, Anna Pascall, Jürg Utzinger and Mirko S. Winkler

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:114

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    Treatment completion among tuberculosis patients remains low across various regions of Uganda, despite implementation of directly observed treatment short course. This study evaluated the determinants of treat...

    Authors: Edgar Mugema Mulogo, Christopher Nahabwe, Fred Bagenda and Vincent Batwala

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:104

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    As the natural hosts of avian influenza viruses (AIVs), aquatic and migratory birds provide a gene pool for genetic transfer among species and across species, forming transient “genome constellations.” This wo...

    Authors: Ye Ge, Qiu-Cheng Yao, Xian-Fu Wang, Zhi-Qiang Fan, Guo-Hua Deng, Hong-Liang Chai, Hua-Lan Chen and Yu-Ping Hua

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:98

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  15. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Echinococcosis has a worldwide geographical distribution with endemic foci on every inhabited continent. Due to the frequent outbreaks in different parts of Pakistan in the recent past, echinococcosis is being...

    Authors: Haroon Ahmed, Shahzad Ali, Muhammad Sohail Afzal, Abid Ali Khan, Hamid Raza, Zaheer Hussain Shah and Sami Simsek

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:90

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) has become the group with the fastest growing HIV epidemic in China. Since many Chinese MSM are conducting HIV self-testing, we aimed to determine the rate of HIV care seeking a...

    Authors: Xian-Long Ren, Zun-You Wu, Guo-Dong Mi, Jennifer M. McGoogan, Ke-Ming Rou, Yan Zhao and Nanci Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:112

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  17. Content type: Short report

    Canines, the definitive hosts for the parasites causing alveolar (AE) and cystic echinococcosis (CE), are the main source of this infections playing the key role in the transmission. The ten-year mortality rat...

    Authors: Qing Yu, Ning Xiao, Shi-jie Yang and Shuai Han

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:117

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Bacillary dysentery (BD) is an acute bacterial infection of the intestine caused by Shigella spp., with clinical symptoms ranging from fever to bloody diarrhoea to abdominal cramps to tenesmus. In Vietnam, enteri...

    Authors: Hu Suk Lee, T. T. Ha Hoang, Phuc Pham-Duc, Mihye Lee, Delia Grace, Dac Cam Phung, Vu Minh Thuc and Hung Nguyen-Viet

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:113

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  19. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Jun-Ling Sun, Sheng Zhou, Qi-Bin Geng, Qian Zhang, Zi-Ke Zhang, Can-Jun Zheng, Wen-Biao Hu, Archie C.A. Clements, Sheng-Jie Lai and Zhong-Jie Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:111

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    The original article was published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2016 5:65

  20. Content type: Research Article

    Mass drug administration of praziquantel is the World Health Organization’s endorsed control strategy for schistosomiasis. A decade of annual treatments across sub-Saharan Africa has resulted in significant re...

    Authors: Poppy H.L. Lamberton, Christina L. Faust and Joanne P. Webster

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:110

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) is the main vector of the dengue virus globally. Dengue vector control is mainly based on reducing the vector population through interventions, which...

    Authors: Leah Mathias, Vito Baraka, Anitha Philbert, Ester Innocent, Filbert Francis, Gamba Nkwengulila and Eliningaya J. Kweka

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:102

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a heterogeneous group of mainly chronic, debilitating and often stigmatizing diseases that largely affects low-income and politically marginalized populations, causing a ...

    Authors: Yan Lu, Glenda Gonzales, Shao-Hong Chen, Hao Li, Yu-Chun Cai, Yan-Hong Chu, Lin Ai, Mu-Xin Chen, Hai-Ning Chen and Jia-Xu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:106

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    The increasing trend of adult cases of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in China, particularly in northern China, has become an important public health issue. We conducted an epidemiological investigation in the sou...

    Authors: Xiaojie Ren, Shihong Fu, Peifang Dai, Huanyu Wang, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaolong Li, Wenwen Lei, Xiaoyan Gao, Ying He, Zhi Lv, Jingxia Cheng, Guiqin Wang and Guodong Liang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:100

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    Acre has reported the highest incidence of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in Brazil in recent years. The present study seeks to identify high and low risk agglomerations of ACL in space and space-time ...

    Authors: Leonardo Augusto Kohara Melchior, Andréia Fernandes Brilhante and Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:99

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  25. Content type: Short report

    Plasmodium vivax remains a potential cause of morbidity and mortality for people living in its endemic areas. Understanding the genetic diversity of P. vivax from different regions is ...

    Authors: Wei Ruan, Ling-ling Zhang, Yan Feng, Xuan Zhang, Hua-liang Chen, Qiao-yi Lu, Li-nong Yao and Wei Hu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:92

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    The usefulness of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a non-specific marker of inflammation during pregnancy and lactation is unclear in impoverished populations where co-existing infections and vitamin deficiencies a...

    Authors: Doris González-Fernández, Emérita del Carmen Pons, Delfina Rueda, Odalis Teresa Sinisterra, Enrique Murillo, Marilyn E. Scott and Kristine G. Koski

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:94

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  27. Content type: Research Article

    Since 2005, the Myanmar National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) has been implementing active case finding (ACF) activities involving mobile teams in hard-to-reach areas. This study revealed the contribution of m...

    Authors: Ohnmar Myint, Saw Saw, Petros Isaakidis, Mohammed Khogali, Anthony Reid, Nguyen Binh Hoa, Thi Thi Kyaw, Ko Ko Zaw, Tin Mi Mi Khaing and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:77

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    Rabies is a neglected disease despite being responsible for more human deaths than any other zoonosis. A lack of adequate human and dog surveillance, resulting in low prioritization, is often blamed for this p...

    Authors: Ryan MacLaren Wallace, Jason Mehal, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Sergio Recuenco, Barnabas Bakamutumaho, Modupe Osinubi, Victor Tugumizemu, Jesse D. Blanton, Amy Gilbert and Joseph Wamala

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:97

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    Taeniasis and cysticercosis are two diseases caused by Taenia solium, a parasite transmitted between humans and pigs, leading to considerable economic loss and disabilities. Transmission of the parasite is linked...

    Authors: Helena Ngowi, Ivan Ozbolt, Athanase Millogo, Veronique Dermauw, Télesphore Somé, Paul Spicer, Lori L. Jervis, Rasmané Ganaba, Sarah Gabriel, Pierre Dorny and Hélène Carabin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:95

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    Infectious agents can activate self-reactive T cells. In general, infections trigger various mechanisms, including a lack of auto-tolerance, induction of costimulatory molecules on antigen presenting cells, an...

    Authors: Clea Nazaré Carneiro Bichara, Carlos David Araújo Bichara, Camila Tostes, Marinete Marins Povoa, Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma and Marília Brasil Xavier

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:80

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  31. Content type: Short Report

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a newly identified emerging infectious disease, which is caused by a novel bunyavirus (termed SFTSV) in Asia. Although mosquitoes have not been identified ...

    Authors: Shu-Yi Liang, Hong-Liang Chu, Xi-Ling Guo, Wei Wang, Hong-Na Chen, Yu-Fu Zhang, Yin Chen, Tao Wu, Chang-Jun Bao and Ming-Hao Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:78

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  32. Content type: Scoping Review

    With the rapid pace of population ageing, tuberculosis (TB) in the elderly increasingly becomes a public health challenge. Despite the increasing burden and high risks for TB in the elderly, targeted strategy ...

    Authors: Jun Li, Pui-Hong Chung, Cyrus L. K. Leung, Nobuyuki Nishikiori, Emily Y. Y. Chan and Eng-Kiong Yeoh

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:70

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    Malawi is a low-income country with high Tuberculosis (TB) burden. TB diagnosis delay and untimely initiation of treatment is still a major problem in Malawi which could increase the risk of tuberculosis trans...

    Authors: Nathan B. W. Chimbatata, Chang-Ming Zhou, Chikondi M. Chimbatata and Biao Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:60

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  34. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Rebuilding transformation strategies in post-Ebola epidemics in West Africa requires long-term surveillance and strengthening health system preparedness to disease outbreak. This paper assesses reconstruction ...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Chryseis F. Chengho, Chidiebere E. Ugwu, Isatta Wurie, Jeannetta K. Jonhson and Jeanne Y. Ngogang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:71

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    Soil is increasingly recognized as an important source in the transmission of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of T. gondii in the soil and to grasp the relatio...

    Authors: Xin-Chao Liu, Yu He, Deng-Ge Han, Zhen-Chao Zhang, Ke Li, Shuai Wang, Li-Xin Xu, Ruo-Feng Yan and Xiang-Rui Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:62

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  36. Content type: Editorial

    Although the focus in the area of health research may be shifting from infectious to non-communicable diseases, the infectious diseases of poverty remain a major burden of disease of global health concern. A g...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Jin Chen, Hui-Feng Sheng, Na-Na Wang, Pin Yang, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Robert Bergquist

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:96

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  37. Content type: Research Article

    The construction and operation of small multipurpose dams in Africa have a history of altering the transmission of water-based diseases, including schistosomiasis. The current study was designed to investigate...

    Authors: Nana R. Diakité, Mirko S. Winkler, Jean T. Coulibaly, Négnorogo Guindo-Coulibaly, Jürg Utzinger and Eliézer K. N’Goran

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:93

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  38. Content type: Opinion

    A 29-year-old farmer from central China was sent into the Emergency Department of the Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. He had a 15-day history of persistent high fever, abdominal distention and pai...

    Authors: Jing Cui, Ye Wang, Xi Zhang, Xi-Meng Lin, Hong-Wei Zhang, Zhong-Quan Wang and Jia-Xu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:58

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Radiotherapy is commonly used to treat cancers. To date, there has been no study focusing on the effects of radiotherapy on hydatid disease in large animals. In this study, we aim to investigate the efficiency...

    Authors: Rui Mao, Wen-Bao Zhang, Hong-Zhi Qi, Tao Jiang, Ge Wu, Peng-Fei Lu, Abudula Ainiwaer, Ge Shang, Lin Xu, Jie Hao, Xi Shou, Hai-Tao Li, Jun Li, Song-An Zhang, Yong-Xing Bao and Hao Wen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:88

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    Brucellosis was a common human and livestock disease caused by Brucella strains, the category B priority pathogens by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Identified as a priority disease in human and livesto...

    Authors: Guo-Zhong Tian, Bu-Yun Cui, Dong-Ri Piao, Hong-Yan Zhao, Lan-Yu Li, Xi Liu, Pei Xiao, Zhong-Zhi Zhao, Li-Qing Xu, Hai Jiang and Zhen-Jun Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:89

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    The impact of leprosy reduces health-related quality of life of affected patients, interfering with different factors such as nutrition. This study investigated the lipid profile, nutritional status, and risk ...

    Authors: Rosalba V. G. Silva, Rafael S. de Araújo, Tinara L. S. Aarão, Paulo Diovanne da Silva Costa, Jorge R. Sousa and Juarez A. S. Quaresma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:82

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  42. Content type: Commentary

    It is widely known that the recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa caused a serious disruption to the national health system, with many of ongoing disease focused programmes, such as mass drug adminis...

    Authors: Brent C. Thomas, Karsor Kollie, Benjamin Koudou and Charles Mackenzie

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:52

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  43. Content type: Research Article

    The prevalence of schistosomiasis remains a key public health issue in China. Jiangling County in Hubei Province is a typical lake and marshland endemic area. The pattern analysis of schistosomiasis prevalence...

    Authors: Shang Xia, Jing-Bo Xue, Xia Zhang, He-Hua Hu, Eniola Michael Abe, David Rollinson, Robert Bergquist, Yibiao Zhou, Shi-Zhu Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:91

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  44. Content type: Scoping Review

    Although the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is comparatively small landlocked country with patterns of both in- and out-migration, its human migration situation has been poorly studied. This is des...

    Authors: Sengchanh Kounnavong, Deyer Gopinath, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Chanthalone Khamkong and Odai Sichanthongthip

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:81

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  45. Content type: Research Article

    This study examined evolving malaria profiles from January, 2010 to December, 2014 to evaluate achievements and challenges of implementing measures to prevent and control spread of artemisinin resistance in My...

    Authors: Thet Wai Nwe, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Shuisen Zhou, Johan van Griensven, Palanivel Chinnakali, Safieh Shah and Aung Thi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:76

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  46. Content type: Research Article

    Communication for Development (C4D) is a strategy promoted by the United Nations Children’s Fund to foster positive and measurable changes at the individual, family, community, social, and policy levels of soc...

    Authors: Ming Lu, Yao-Zhu Chu, Wen-Zhou Yu, Robert Scherpbier, Yu-Qing Zhou, Xu Zhu, Qi-Ru Su, Meng-Juan Duan, Xuan Zhang, Fu-Qiang Cui, Hua-Qing Wang, Yi-Biao Zhou and Qing-Wu Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:47

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